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We need more stuff in 5.1!
on July 17, 2013
This is the perfect example of why all artist should make 5.1 high resolution versions of their albums (new and past!)
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese has been always a great album, very experimental and interesting. The 5.1 hi-rez version takes it to a whole other level! IT brings out the best of Primus and you can hear thing that where always there, but just hidden in the stereo mix and the lower resolution 44.1 khz/16 bit CD.
I wont make a full review of the album, because there are many already and if you are reading this you probably know the album already, but If you want to know if the new 5.1 mix is worth it, I will have to say to you: "IT IS WORTH IT. BUY IT!"
5.1 (or 4.0 for that matter) opens up every single album Ive heard, usually used only by Prog Rock artist, but there are some examples where Rock and Pop where made in 5.1 (some good mixes and some really bad mixes), but it always helped to have a better listening experience.
Noadays there are more and more home theaters and blu ray players, so doing Audio Blu Ray in 5.1 is very likely to get good sales, and if the music industry pushes enough it could make great things with it!. Imagine bandas that use a lot of layers on their compositions like Coldplay, Radiohead, Tool, even Faith no More in 5.1... I would definitevly rebuy all of those if they where put out by a good mixer, in Hi rez audio and well mastered to get great dynamic range.